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Mark Davis' Hair Emergency Trumps Possible Raiders Return To LA
Back in the spring of 2008, when he was very much in charge of the Oakland Raiders’ singularly peculiar organization, Al Davis presided over a predraft meeting at the team’s Alameda, Calif., training facility. As coaches and personnel officials discussed what to do with the fourth overall pick, which the team would ultimately use to select Arkansas halfback Darren McFadden, the Hall of Fame owner’s son, Mark, casually drifted into the room.

“Mark,” Davis said, stopping the meeting and sounding genuinely interested. “What do you think we should do?”

Caught off guard, the younger Davis mumbled something about needing a "wide receiver...jwillidontknow.png".

Wrong answer.

“A [expletive] receiver?comeatmebrov.png” Al Davis snapped, his voice rising. “Get the [expletive] out of here! wtf2q.gif

And with that, the heir to one of the NFL’s most storied franchises slinked out of the room and continued with the rest of his day. (deadh.gif)

I cite this incident not to illustrate that Al Davis had a mean streak and did not suffer fools gladly, even when the fool in question was his only child. Nor is it necessary as a means of proving that Mark Davis doesn’t know much about personnel – he essentially admitted that Tuesday at the news conference announcing the hiring of general manager Reggie McKenzie (a potentially sound move) and the firing of head coach Hue Jackson (an astonishingly dumb one).

No, the reason I share this story – which was related to me by a former member of the Raiders’ coaching staff who witnessed it – is to explain why I think the younger Davis made a coaching change after Jackson’s promising, 8-8 rookie season: To project an image of authority, Mark Davis needs to surround himself with employees who didn’t see him routinely disparaged and condescended to by his legendary father.

“We were all in that room,” the ex-Raiders[..]istant coach said, referring to the aforementioned draft meeting. “We saw Mark get kicked out like a little [expletive] puppy dog, in front of everyone.”

Another former Raiders coach said that he “saw [Al Davis] tell Mark to ‘shut the [expletive] up’ all the time. It was a regular occurrence. He treated him like his opinion didn’t matter.”

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He treated him like his opinion didn’t matter.”

Sorry......but can you really blame Al, with the dipshit sporting a haircut like that?rolleyes.gif

I'm sure the ONLY reason he didn't get his *** kicked every single day was because of who hi dad was.

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Welp goes to show, when you have money you just dont have to give a ****. He probably asked everyone he saw how his haircut looked and the probably all said he looked like the guy from 300.

Probably got a 100 hoe`s on speed dial to.

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I hope he turns that mess around, I have a life-long freind that's a die hard Raiders fan. I sure miss watching the games with her.

They were great....back in the day, before Al's dementia took over the team. You do have to feel for poor Markie Mark. That HAS to be one ****** up individual, with an old man like his.

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He needs to learn from owners like Jim Irsay and Robert Kraft. Hire football guys and stay the **** outta the way.

I've gotta admit, early on I just thought Jim was another IDIOT son, when he took over after his dad died, but the dude has really stepped up and been a good owner, in doing just what you said. If you notice, the good owners are the ones that do just that. Once Blank realized he didn't know jack about personnel and hired Dimitroff, instead of sticking his nose in and around everything McKay did....the team got better, fast. Blank's still a horses *** in my book, but he's a lot smarter than he used to be.wink.png

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You guys are seeing the problem with Divine Right/hereditary rule in action. If the dad is a dumbazz, the son can't be far behind. Insanity in this bloodline? The only question is how inbred is he...

Between this and the north Korea ruler...

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I've gotta admit, early on I just thought Jim was another IDIOT son, when he took over after his dad died, but the dude has really stepped up and been a good owner, in doing just what you said. If you notice, the good owners are the ones that do just that. Once Blank realized he didn't know jack about personnel and hired Dimitroff, instead of sticking his nose in and around everything McKay did....the team got better, fast. Blank's still a horses *** in my book, but he's a lot smarter than he used to be.wink.png

What's wrong with Blank?

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Besides his early, too much hands on approach, he has been a great owner.His charitable side alone is worthy of respect.

Given who we did have, Blank is a dream. And he doesn't own any English premier league teams,grin.

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